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  • Jon's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    I recently had a guest that had some trouble handling multiple long rods Not sure what kind of things you are up to down there but I now have a good idea. Were the cats involved?
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    13 Hours Ago
    LOL... Dolls only want guys with great spelling:
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  • DParker's Avatar
    13 Hours Ago
    ...and "girlfriends".
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    13 Hours Ago
    That's what makes you a great American. LOL
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  • DParker's Avatar
    14 Hours Ago
    Yep...one each of 1A and a 2A ports.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    14 Hours Ago
    DP, does yours have two USB ports? That's what it looks like.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    14 Hours Ago
    Thanks for that. In case the third link in my original post doesn't work, here's a second attempt. I can't edit the OP (blank box). Wish I knew why, LOL. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Schumacher-Electric-1-200-Amp-Car-Battery-Jump-Starter/50223897 1200 peak amps for jump starting vehicles in emergencies 2A USB port: 2x faster charging on all USB devices, including smartphones, tablets, etc 150 PSI air compressor with pressure gauge, nozzles and storage area 400-watt peak inverter that converts 120 VAC power (no idea what that means...:tap:) 2 AC outlets to charge small appliances and electronic devices Digital display that monitors charge level of internal battery and voltage of vehicle's battery High-flow air inflator/deflator for blow-up mattresses, pool rafts, beach balls, etc $129 :Tool Time Grunt x 2:
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  • DParker's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    I symbolically went on the wagon at my favorite taproom this past weekend, though I had a couple flights of beer so as to justify my taking up a seat. While there I symbolically fasted with the 2-meat BBQ combo. I did not waver in these symbolic protests until I was forced to because the white privileged owner declared "closing time". There's no sacrifice I won't pretend to make in the interest of social justice.
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  • DParker's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    I bought this one last year based on glowing reviews on multiple forums. I can't tell you how well it works though, as I have not yet needed to use it. https://www.amazon.com/Antigravity-Batteries-AG-XP-10-Multi-Function-Starter/dp/B00MQ5Z5F2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493331652&sr=8-1&keywords=Antigravity+XP-10+Microstart
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    Yale Grad Students Go on ‘Symbolic’ Hunger Strike Where They’re Allowed to Eat http://freebeacon.com/culture/yale-grad-students-go-symbolic-hunger-strike-theyre-allowed-eat/
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    Here are three portable battery jumper/device chargers Ive seen locally, with three levels of oomph, which I believe is the proper term, but I admit Im no meteorologist. Id like something I could rely on to jump my truck batteries in an emergency, as well as charge devices like phones, cameras and laptops when Im in the boonies. The first two units are made for compactness, but differ in oomph. Can I get away with the littlest one and save some money? Or is that not worth the risk of failure? I remember Billy mentioned a battery jumper he liked, and Floyd was into solar chargers for devices at one point. If anyone knows of one or the other that they would recommend, let me know. http://www.allstartboost.com/products/micro-boost/ http://www.allstartboost.com/products/boost-max/ https://www.lowes.com/pd/Schumacher-Electric
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    A new teacher was trying to make use of all the psychological tricks she learned in Ed school, when she got assigned to Little Johnny's class. On her first day, she started class by saying, "Everyone who thinks you're stupid, stand up!" After a long pause, with the children looking around at each other in embarrassed silence, Little Johnny finally stood up. The teacher said, "Do you think you're stupid, Little Johnny?" "No ma'am," replied Little Johnny. "But I sure hate to see you standing there all by yourself!"
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    LOL... Pretty safe bet it'll happen before the AR. At this pace I think most things will happen before the AR, possibly including kicking the bucket. :tap: LOL I recently had a guest that had some trouble handling multiple long rods with spinning gear from the kayaks I fish from, so I decided to try to simplify for folks like him. Since downlining doesn't require casting, and because you don't have to fuss with a bail, I figured letting line out and winding it back up with baitcasting gear is as goof-proof as it gets. :-) I could do a long dissertation on this---I mean longer than this post, now that I see the end result of my casual hunting-and pecking here---and maybe I will if people are interested, but here are the basics: a fiberglass rod with a circle hook will "auto-set" in the rodholder with none of the snappiness and lost fish that more sensitive graphite usually offers, and also none of the gut-hooking. Fiberglass is also less likely to snap when trolling. The rod lengths get the bait away from the fish-spooking boat and your silhouette. Staggering the lengths helps keeps lines untangled, especially during multiple hook-ups. You can easily find the baitcasting gear for bigger fish such as catfish and stripers, obviously, but even crappie gear is mostly made in graphite these days, and what fiberglass is out there is either too long for me or made for spinning gear, or both. At least as far as I've seen. That's why I'm hoping to dig up someone with different eyes. I have used fiberglass-graphite blends before for bigger fish (my favorites are Ugly Sticks, and I am trying out some Bass Pro Shops Brawlers this year) but I can't locate any in a crappie-suitable configuration (7-10 feet, light power, moderate action). I'd highly prefer pure fiberglass for this use, but if somebody made a blend I suppose I could be talked into experimenting. My track record on auto-hooking tricky hard-mouthed catfish with fiberglass, though, makes me reluctant to stray from what's working. The fiberglass Cabela's Whupping Sticks (crappie model), which I have in 7.5 feet, could be made to work if they had a better reel seat or if I taped the reels on, but baitcating use in rod holders leaves a bit to be desired, and I don't like the way the longer models feel. I was actually surprised when the 7.5 passed muster, because I think I've handled the 8 and liked it no better than the 10, which was abominable. If anyone is familiar with the 7.5 WS, or with the graphite Bass Pro Crappie Max spinning rods (I have some 8s), those are in the neighborhood of the feel I'm looking for (in fiberglass baitcasting, 7-10 ft.). A trigger would help in the rodholder, though, as long as I'm wishin' and hopin'. ****** Here's the basic rig for those interested in tactics as well as strategery: egg sinker heavy enough to keep the line straight down (especially if slow trolling or drifting) above a barrel swivel, followed by at least a 15-to-18-inch leader, capped off with single or multiple baited circle hooks or jigs, or a combination. Set the rods in the holders and let the fish hook themselves. When using jigs at anchor, they can be tipped with minnows or supply their own action from boat bobbing. Since they don't use circle hooks, you will gut-hook or deep-hook a significant number of fish, so be aware of that. If you or someone you fish with has trouble setting the hook when fishing with bait (say for catfish, or flounder) circle hooks and fiberglass rods on a downline is almost like cheating, but in a good way. :wink Here is an article that looks like it does a pretty good job covering several crappie techniques that are at least semi-relevant. I skimmed, but didn’t read. http://www.gameandfishmag.com/fishing/fishing_crappies-panfish-fishing_ra_0408_07/ I’d love to hear from others about all this, and if anyone is ever in Central NC or Eastern SC and wants to try it or wants to swap ideas, especially for kayak fishing, give me a shout.
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  • Jon's Avatar
    21 Hours Ago
    Is this purchase before or after the AR15? Just wondering what kind of time frame I have to do some research.........:beer:
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  • DParker's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    That's an interesting setup for crappie. What's the strategery?
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I'm looking for a durable fiberglass baitcasting rod anywhere from 7 to 10 feet that works well in a rod holder (longish handle, preferably with a trigger), light power in a moderate action. I'll take fast if I have to. I'd prefer off-the-shelf, but if you know a rodmaker who can fit the bill, please refer me, because I'm not sure there is anything off-the-shelf. Price range would be "moderate" or less, as I would need at least four rods at a time. If nothing is available in a pure fiberglass, I would consider a hybrid. But I don't need sensitivity or light weight. What I need is a soft auto hook-set on a downline, forgiveness and durability.
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  • The Old Man's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Down in Kentucky, you don't see too many people hang-gliding. Bubba decided to save up and get a hang-glider. He takes it to the highest mountain, and after struggling to the top, he gets ready to take flight. He takes off running and reaches the edge------- into the wind he goes! Meanwhile, Maw and Paw Hicks were sittin' on the porch swing talkin bout the good ol days when maw spots the biggest bird she ever seen! "Look at the size of that bird, Paw!" she exclaims. Paw raises up," Git my gun, Maw." She runs into the house, brings out his pump shotgun. He takes careful aim. BANG...BANG.....BANG.. ...BANG! The monster size bird continues to sail silently over the tree tops. "I think ya missed him, Paw," she says. "Yeah," he replies, "but at least he let go of Bubba!"
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Those are some good ones.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    A pirate and his parrot are adrift in a dinghy for days after a battle destroyed their ship. All there is to do is examine the small sack of booty they salvaged before she went down. After about a week afloat, the pirate starts wishing one piece were a magic lamp, and takes to rubbing it. Lo and behold, a genie appears! This particular genie, though, says she can deliver only one wish, not the standard three. Without giving it much thought, the pirate blurts out, “Make the entire ocean into rum!” The genie claps her hands and the entire sea turns into delicious pirate juice. The parrot cocks his head, looks at the ocean, looks hard at the pirate, and squawks, "Aye, nice going, genius! Now we have to pee in the boat!"
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    :laugh::applause:
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Never underestimate the power of bacon.
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/isis-fighters-iraq-killed-wild-215348697.html
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  • The Old Man's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    A man owned a small ranch in Montana. The Montana Work Force Department claimed he was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent out to interview him. "I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them," demanded the agent. "Well," replied the farmer, "there's my farm hand who's been with me for 3 years.. I pay him $200 a week plus free room and board. "The cook has been here for 18 months, and I pay her $150 per week plus free room and board. "Then there's the half-wit. He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of bourbon every Saturday night. He also sleeps with my wife occasionally." "That's the guy I want to talk to ... the half-wit," says the agent. "That would be me," replied the Rancher
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Walking home after a girls’ night out, two women pass a graveyard and stop to pee. The first woman has nothing to wipe with, so she uses her underwear and tosses it behind a tree. Her friend, however, finds a ribbon on a wreath, so she uses that. The next day, the first woman’s husband phones the second woman’s husband, furious: “My wife came home last night without her panties!” “That’s nothing!” exclaims the other guy. “Mine came back with a card stuck between her butt cheeks that said, 'From all of us at the fire station, we’ll never forget you.'”
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I agree with DP. Black areas matter.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    :p.....
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  • DParker's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    If that's not racist then I don't know what is.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    That's good news. At least you don't have to try to pull birds past a row of blinds. I was gonna say if you have the ability to put a chufa patch on the side farthest from the competition so you're not baiting for them, you might get some birds to bypass them. Possibly even to roost on you. I've had people sit "on" property lines and take advantage of my hard work, but homey don't do that anymore. **Do not plant Turkey Select Chufa until soil temperatures reach a constant 65 F. Wait as long as necessary for soil temperatures to reach a constant 65 F before planting. http://www.nwtf.org/conservation/article/chufa-turkey-food
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  • Jon's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Neither! The tom I shot roosts across the street in the woods. The jakes were roosted in my other border farm's woods. I haven't had any roosting on my property far as I can tell. Normally, I can call until I hear a bird then I'll go quiet for a while to see if they are coming my way. If, after a period of about 15-20 minutes, I don't hear them I will softly call again to see if I can get a gobble. If I hear nothing, I just sit and wait. Over calling gets the birds on alert and will make them very shy around here anyway.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    LOL...
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